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nbrowser
09-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Ok...I know this site is overloaded with lifted trucks, Jeeps etc. Now here's a twist...

Anyone know of a good shop to head to for either advice, or kits to say lower a truck, see I got this daily driver...'97 F150 XL, decent shape, V6, 2WD. I deally...trying to go for something around 3 inch front, 5 inch rear drop. Silly I know but eh, it's more of a toy truck than a workhorse. And no, I do not wanna do a Tuna style crooked shackle job LOL

Trailjunkie
09-19-2013, 10:17 PM
best advice i can give you is don't lower a truck its frowned upon and you could catch the ghey. people lower trucks because they cant afford to raise them.that being said its easy and cheap decide how low you want it and start cutting the coils keeping in mind the frame must stay above the rim edge for safety.the rear leafs must be de-arc'd at a shop like abby spring then measure and buy appropriate shocks.

Tunabomber
09-19-2013, 11:32 PM
I heard that fucker

Trailjunkie
09-20-2013, 12:11 AM
lol

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toyon35s
09-20-2013, 12:30 AM
Sell it and buy one already done , or buy a 4x4

crazylike
09-20-2013, 08:02 AM
try lowriders.ca

skyjacker
09-20-2013, 03:31 PM
Mike at Abby spring can lift and Lower whatever you need suspension wise he can do

Nutbar
09-20-2013, 05:03 PM
most of the suppliers I deal with can get any type of suspension stuff, lift or lower and we can do all the work as well, lifting it up or lowering it down still involves the same engineering theories [cheers]

patford
09-20-2013, 06:16 PM
I put a crown vic front end and 4 link in mine 67 m100 , I like the ride height .

78bronco
09-21-2013, 03:04 AM
drop spindle if they make them for the front and and axle flip kit in the rear

In The Zone
09-21-2013, 06:59 AM
your front is torsion bars u can reclock them and the rear use longer shackels..
spring under diff...quick and cheap

4skin
09-21-2013, 09:32 AM
your front is torsion bars u can reclock them and the rear use longer shackels..
spring under diff...quick and cheap

This[stupid] torsion bars are easy back the adjusters off
No need to take them
out just take the weight of the wheels and squirt oil on adjuster threads
Do the oil now and a few times before you do.it
The cheap and dirty way to do the rear is take the. Springs apart
Take the second leaf out flip it over and install it on top of main leaf
Will it reduce load capacity yea but your lowering it
So it's now useless as a truck anyway lo
Or just fill box with sand till it sits were you want

nbrowser
09-21-2013, 10:35 AM
your front is torsion bars u can reclock them and the rear use longer shackels..
spring under diff...quick and cheap


erm torsion bars eh in a 2WD...nope, she's got coils up front, leafs on the back...

atoyot
09-24-2013, 11:11 AM
i cut the front coils in my 2wd...(free is cheap).
dropped it 3 inches... the rear i took the factory blocks out(1inch)
and removed a leaf brought it down another inch n a half....
since its lowered i dont plan on haulin anything thats why i removed the leaf....
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the front rides fine....maybe not as good as drop springs..
but it cost me nothin....
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.and the rear is way smoother than b4 i removed the leaf...

rides fine had it up sumas fsr a couple times n up sylvester no probs....
an allignment will save ur tires and may need adjusting blocks added to ur upper controll arms to adjust camber...bu tthey are cheap and ur allignment shop should have em on hand...
wont be able to adjust camber proper with out em....
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and if u dont do an allignment after lowerin ur tires wont last long
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just my 2 pennys.
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